Legal business DWF has been nominated in two categories at this year’s Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Report & Awards, marking three consecutive years of recognition by the Financial Times for the firm’s innovative approach to legal services.
Based on independent research from legal consultancy RSG Consulting, the annual report recognises the law firms, legal service providers, in-house teams and individuals who have demonstrated how an innovative approach to legal services is delivering transformational value for clients. The report considers a wide range of successful initiatives including both legal services and business developments such as diversity and people management initiatives, technology and product development and financial and operational improvements.
In 2014 DWF was ranked one of the Financial Times 50 Most Innovative Firms in Europe for its achievements in client service following the launch of the firm’s industry-first Crisis Response Service, which offers clients 24/7 business continuity planning, legal advice and reputation management during a business crisis. DWF was also recognised for its innovative approach to encouraging diversity through the recruitment of disabled talent, which led to the firm becoming the first in the UK to achieve the ClearAssured status. In 2015 DWF was also ranked in the report for its innovative approach to dispute resolution, strategic resourcing, technology and social responsibility.
The full shortlisting details and results of the awards will be announced at a ceremony on 5 October.